Garrison Keillor Says He’s Retiring
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor says he means it this time: He's retiring. Keillor is the creator and host of public radio's popular "A Prairie Home Companion" show. Keillor tells The Associated Press he plans to step down as host after next season. He's entertained listeners for four decades with his baritone voice and folksy comedy sketches about Lake Wobegon, his mythical Minnesota hometown "where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average." The Berkshire, Massachusetts Eagle first reported last month on Keillor's plans to "transition" out of the show. But given Keillor's history — he talked about retiring when he turned 70 in 2013 — many media outlets were cautious. The Minneapolis Star Tribune noted Keillor had "announced an upcoming retirement so many times that he could be called the Brett Favre of broadcast radio."